WWE RAW may be one of the biggest episodes of the year with only 6 nights left before Sunday’s Wrestlemania XXVIII Pay Per View spectacular in Miami. Tonight WWE will make the big push for fans to order the show with the final confrontations between all of superstars on the big show including John Cena, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, The Undertaker, CM Punk and Chris Jericho. Read a full preview of this week’s WWE RAW below.
Before WWE RAW goes live tonight on USA Network at 8pm C/9pm E, “Once in a Lifetime: Rock vs. Cena” will air at 7pm C/8pm E. This is a one-hour documentary covering the lives of both John Cena and The Rock as they prepare for this epic encounter on Sunday. You can check out an entertaining clip from the special right here. This doc looks to have style similar to the HBO “24/7” series which cover sports stars and fighters as they prepare for major games and title bouts. This special will air throughout the week on other NBC Universal cable channels besides USA, will really add a ‘big fight’ feel to Cena vs. Rock. Check out the latest WWE news at the bottom of this page.
The Rock and John Cena will have their final face-off before they finally get in the ring to fight one another after a year-of-hype on WWE TV. Fans have been criticizing the Rock and WWE for not freshening up his character, some even said he was “phoning it in” on his recent promos. Yet last week Rocky really kicked it up a notch with a impressive promo in Philadelphia weaving in classic superstars like Hulk Hogan, Macho Man Randy Savage and while invoking the spirit of the boxing movie, ‘Rocky’. The addition of Rock getting physical by slamming Cena’s opponent on RAW last week was much needed. Tonight on RAW, expect Cena and Rock to get physical with one another to get fans the appetizer for their mega-match which is expected to be the final match on WM28. It’s also something special to see
Hell in a Cell in Miami. Shawn Michaels as the divisive special referee. The Streak is on the line. It’s all coming together as Triple H and The Undertaker will “end an era” at WM28, but how can these two veterans move the needle for their match without touching each other tonight on RAW? It will be interesting if WWE has these three guys get into a scuffle like Rock and Cena. No matter what on RAW, The Undertaker and Triple H both need to look they can defeat one another, especially with Taker’s undefeated Wrestlemania streak on the line. HBK will just need to add hint of doubt to each mine’s chances. Watch Triple H send a message to the Undertaker at Madison Square Garden
Chris Jericho did it again last week when he aggravated WWE Champion CM Punk by once again insulting his family and their battles with substance abuse. Punk whose worn his drug-free ‘straight edge’ lifestyle on his body with tattoos, was so enraged he lit off on a bleep-filled rant. Jericho always playing the hateable jerk and Punk the rebelling hero are hitting their marks in a matchup that could steal the show at ‘Mania. Tonight in Atlanta, Jericho is going for broke with his plan to get under Punk’s skin. On a the Double Noggin Knocker podcast, my associate Pat Creed theorized that Jericho will tie up Punk in the ropes and poor a beer on his face this week on RAW as the ultimate insult.
WWE hardcore legend Mick Foley made a not-so-suddle tease for participating in Wrestlemania this Sunday on his Twitter. There is a good chance the Mickster shows up in Atlanta to join Team Teddy Long against Team John Laurinitis. Look for all the 11 wrestlers to get into a massive brawl or be involved in some type of tag team match.
Also on WWE RAW expect a lot of video vignettes and for the show to lite on actual wrestling action, especially with the main events for Mania being promoted with talk segments. The wrestling on RAW will come from workhorses on the roster like World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan and Sheamus who will battle this Sunday in Miami.
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